Today, I am spending the evening with some exceptional preservice teachers at Union University in Jackson, TN, with Dr. Anna Clifford's classes.  We'll be discussing what characteristics of Web 2.0 make it most approachable for teachers and students.  We'll also consider what to watch out for when using these tools, too. 

Here's a list of links I'll be referencing today:
    • Delicious <http://del.icio.us/>
    • Diigo <http://www.diigo.com>
    • Google Docs <http://www.google.com/apps>
    • Jumptags <http://www.jumptags.com>
    • Trailfire <http://www.trailfire.com>
    • Twitter <http://www.twitter.com>
    • Weebly <http://www.weebly.com>
    • Zoho <http://www.zoho.com>

Here's a list on my sites:
    • Kid eLit+ <http://michaelmgrant.weebly.com>
    • Viral Notebook <http://viralnotebook.weebly.com>
    • My email <mgrant2@memphis.edu>

Download today's presentation in .pdf format (10.5 MB).

Thanks for having me today!  I would like to thank Dean Tom Rosebrough and the number of other faculty and stafffor visiting and sitting in.  All the questions were great!  Good luck to all of you, and email me if you like.

 


Comments

Anna

Mon, 27 Oct 2008 10:00:35

Dr. Grant,
Thank you so much for spending the day with us. The students came in this morning...still chatting. :) They are so eager to learn and to teach. They are an exceptional group! Your discussion confirmed some of the conversations in class and connected us with new Web2.0 tools doable for the teaching-learning environment. Thank you! Anna...hopping with GoGoFrog...what fun!

 

Katie

Wed, 29 Oct 2008 08:21:29

Dr. Grant,
I am a student in one of the classes that you spoke to during your visit at Union. Thank you so much for sharing about Web2.0. I know that this tool will help us to become effective teachers in a world where technology runs the show. You made the web seem not so scary! :) Thanks for coming!

 

Kendall Bell

Wed, 29 Oct 2008 11:06:28

Dr. Grant.
I was in one of the classes you taught when you came to Union University. I reall appreciate you coming and doing that. I really enjoyed and learned quite a bit that I had no clue about. I know that this is will help me in my future teaching position. Thanks again

 

Emily Davis

Wed, 29 Oct 2008 13:54:53

Dr. Grant,
I am one of the students that you talked to. I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your knowledge of Web 2.0. I found it interesting to know what all there is on the internet and how much I do not know about it. I learned alot about different tools I can use now and in the future with my classes. I look forward to searching some of the websites you gave us for more useful tools that will help me in the future. Thank you again.

 

Lanette Gilbert

Wed, 29 Oct 2008 14:59:31

Hello, I am a student of Dr. Clifford's. Thank you for taking your time to come share with us your knowledge of Web 2.0. I look forward to using the tools the Web 2.0 has to offer to us. Thanks again.

 

Jessica Hall

Wed, 29 Oct 2008 15:25:56

Dr. Grant,

Hello, I am a student in Dr. Clifford's class. Thank you for coming and sharing with us about Web 2.0 technologies. I guess you could say I'm not very technologically advanced, but your visit helped me to learn the many uses of Web 2.0. I look forward to using some of the tools you talked about in my own classroom one day! Thanks again!

 

Sarah

Wed, 29 Oct 2008 15:32:17

Hello Dr. Grant,
I am also a student in Dr. Clifford's EDU 250 class. I really enjoyed listening to your presentation on Web 2.0 technology. I learned a lot from it and I look forward to using it more in my teaching career. Thank you for your time!

 

Darline Douangvilay

Wed, 29 Oct 2008 16:30:12

Dr. Grant,
Thank you so much for coming to speak with our class. I did not realize how many different types of resources there are for teachers and students. I'm not really technology savvy, so it was great to hear about how easy and practical it is to use in my future classroom. Dr. Clifford introduced trailfire.com to us, and I love it, but I didn't know that there are many websites out there just like it. I also liked the discussion about Wikipedia. It was really interesting to learn about it, since we're discouraged to use it as a resource. Also, thanks for mentioning PBwiki. I'm looking forward to implementing all of this into my future classroom. Thanks for taking the time to visit us!

 

Aaron Daigle

Wed, 29 Oct 2008 16:35:47

Dr. Grant
Thank you so very much for coming and speaking to our class. The web 2.0 matirial that you covered will go a long way in helping us become more effective teachers in the future. Thanks again!

 

Aaron Daigle

Wed, 29 Oct 2008 16:43:03

Dr. Grant
Thank you so very much for coming to speak to us about web 2.0. The material you covered will go a long way in helping us prepare to become teachers in the future. Thanks again!

 

Wed, 29 Oct 2008 16:47:00

Dr. Grant
Thank you so very much for coming to speak with us about web 2.0, it was very beificial. I am sure that it will go a long way in helping us prepare to become teachers in the future. Thanks again!

 

Joy

Wed, 29 Oct 2008 17:04:24

Dr. Grant,
Thank you for taking time out of your schedule to instruct us future teachers in the area of web 2.0 technology. I did not realize the extent of the resources available online for teachers and their classroom. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

 

Sarah Golding

Wed, 29 Oct 2008 18:56:56

Dr. Grant,
Thank you so much for coming to our class and speaking to us about Web 2.0 technologies. I learned a lot and will definitely be able to use some of those resources in my future classroom. Thank you for making me aware of all the tools that are out there. Thanks for taking time to come to Union and for teaching us more about web 2.0!

 

Danielle Hayes

Wed, 29 Oct 2008 19:33:48

Dr. Grant,
It was such a pleasure to have you as a visiting professor at Union on Thursday, October 23. I am in one of Dr. Clifford's EDU 250 classes and I throughly enjoyed your presentation of Web 2.0 technology. It was so wonderful to see some of the tools we have been using in class such as weebly and trailfire in your presentation just enforcing what we have been learning in class. I think your presentation and the tools you showed the class will be very beneficial as I become a teacher and begin using technology in my classroom.

 

Kelly Reed

Wed, 29 Oct 2008 20:01:19

Dr. Grant,

Thank you very much for coming to speak to our class! It was especially helpful to learn about different Wed 2.0 technologies that we could use in the classroom other than Trailfire :)We appreciate you taking the time to come and teach us more about Web 2.0.

 

Wed, 29 Oct 2008 20:11:55

-Dr. Grant
First off, I see I am a little late to thank you for coming to visit our class at Union. Even so, my thanks remains the same. The variety and quantity of what you shared was fantastic. I know that some rainy day coming up I will browse the thousands of apps now that you have shared a place to find them all. Thanks again.

 

Marleigh

Wed, 29 Oct 2008 20:39:02

Hey Dr. Grant!!
Thanks a bunch for coming and talking to us at Union. I really enjoyed listening and learning all about Web 2.0! Everyone thinks that the internet is a scarey place that is only made for the "smart people" but now we all learned that we can make things that look professionall but was extremely easy. So thank you so much for coming, I thought it was fun! And by the way, I am now ADDICTED to the igoogle, I don't know how I lived with just plain google. Thanks!

 

Briana Merante

Wed, 29 Oct 2008 21:16:00

Dr. Grant,
Thank you so much for coming to speak to our class last Thursday. A lot of the time it seems that the Internet is such a big place (it is!) and that all the services offered have a "catch." It was really nice to learn of some Web 2.0 tools that have actually worked for you and other teachers across the globe! I am so looking forward to using some of these tools in my future classroom. Thanks again for giving us your time!

 

Catherine Jenkins

Wed, 29 Oct 2008 21:19:55

Dr. Grant,
I want to thank you for coming and speaking to Dr. Clifford's class at Union University. I enjoyed listening to your talk on Web 2.0. Thank you for sharing helpful tools that are available to us on the internet. They will be very beneficial as a future teacher. Thank you again for taking your time to speak with us!

 

Ashley Diehm

Wed, 29 Oct 2008 21:46:18

Dr. Grant,
Thank you for visiting our class and speaking to us about web 2.0. The information you shared was very interesting and will be helpful in my future classroom. You made the internet not seem so complicated and scary! Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to share your wise wisdom with our class.

 

Becky Pennington

Wed, 29 Oct 2008 22:13:13

Dr. Grant,
Thank you so much for coming to our class and talking about web 2.0 technology! I enjoyed learning about different websites that I might can use in my own classroom some day. I have learned what to keep my eye out for when it comes to websites. I need to make sure that they are not going to "dry up" while I am using them in my classroom! I learned a lot! Thank you so much for coming to Union!

 

Wed, 29 Oct 2008 23:05:05

Dr. Grant,
Thank you so much for coming to our class to share with us about web 2.0 technology. I greatly enjoyed your talk and feel that I learned a lot. I am eager to be in a classroom and apply some of then things that I learned from you and will continue to learn from Dr. Clifford about the integration of technology into the classroom. Thanks again for your time and coming to Union!

 

Casie Pittman

Thu, 30 Oct 2008 07:37:16

Dr, Grant,
Thanks so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to come and talk to us about the web 2.0 technology. I feel like all of this will be very beneficial to my future career as a teacher. I've learned a lot and can't wait to use what I've learned in a classroom of my own.

 

Thu, 30 Oct 2008 08:23:22

Dr. Grant,
I am a student at Union University presently enrolled in Dr. Clifford's technology class. I was pretty intimidated when I was first introduced to web 2.0, but am comfortable with it now. Thank goodness it is user friendly! I want to thank you for sharing useful information and great websites with us. I can honestly say I am excited about incorporating technology in my classroom! Thank you for taking the time to speak with us.

 

Sarah Thompson

Sun, 09 Nov 2008 20:58:44

Dr. Grant,
Thank you so much for speaking to our class about Web 2.0 technology a few weeks ago. Before your lecture, I never realized how many Web 2.0 tools were available for available to use. Now that a basic foundation of knowledge has been established, I can work towards integrating these practical tools into my classroom one day. Thank you again for your time and effort invested into instructing our class.

 

Abby Priddy

Tue, 11 Nov 2008 05:49:27

Dr. Grant,
The time you spent with us a few weeks ago was very informative. I had been exposed to all the "pieces" of Web 2.0 but you were very successful in helping me see the big picture and the connections between the programs. Thank you for your time and preparation,

 



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